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October 22, 2019

Stephen Kurtzahn will be joining the EAA/IAC team on Monday, October 28th as the new IAC Executive Director.  Steve will have responsibility over all IAC operations; including managing events such as the IAC presence at AirVenture and the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. In the role, he will enjoy interacting with the IAC Board of Directors and building support for the IAC membership and IAC chapters while continuing to grow the relationship between IAC and EAA.

 Steve is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has also lived in California, Washington, North...

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October 8, 2019


John Morrissey has been selected by the IAC Hall of Fame committee and the Board of Directors to be inducted into the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame. The official ceremonies will take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

In 1957, in Kansas City, Missouri, John Morrissey made his first solo in a Luscombe, sealing his passion for aviation. Within three years, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, a week following his...

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October 8, 2019
On Sept. 11, the announcement below was posted to the Latest News page on announcing that 29 rules change proposals have been received for our 2020 IAC Contest Rules book. I think it's actually 27 rules (a couple of identical proposals were consolidated). We're asking for comments from the membership, and the due date is Oct. 11, which is coming up shortly.
Some of the proposals will require a bit of study, and reference to the 2019 version of the Rules. I maintained the words of the proposers as best as I could to insure the integrity of their...
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October 6, 2019

The official contest video for every flight of every competitor in the 2019 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships has been posted. Thank you to Forrest Fox Productions for the videography and editing.

September 27, 2019

Its been a great week in Salina, Kansas! So many people to thank and so much fun had by all!

The big news - congratulations to Rob Holland on his accomplishment of becoming the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Champion for the ninth time! All scores can be found on the website; Power: Glider:

Our social media has been very active, but if you aren't on those...

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September 18, 2019

On behalf of IAC President Robert Armstrong and Contest Director Ron Schreck we are looking forward to your arrival in Salina for the 2019 Championships!  Please find attached Bulletin No. 3 which incorporates all of the information we have to date.  There is a revision page to point out what has changed. See the annexes for arrival procedures, what to bring, and who our judges are for this year!  

Some important notes:

  1. We have a new info app to get messages out during the contest.  See page 17 in the bulletin.  Please use Ctrl + click...
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